Germantown Hills OOTM Teams

$3,070 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 18 months
Ellen Shaver Krasin
on behalf of Jennifer J Kamell
This year, two of our Germantown Hills teams are heading to Iowa to represent the state of Illinois in the OOTM World Championships this May! We're so proud of these kids, and we'd love for all of them to have the opportunity to participate, but we need to be able to find funding for transportation to and from the competition, and room and board for all the kids and coaches. Because OOTM is a not-for-profit charity organization, all donations are tax deductable.
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2018 has been an incredible year for our teams! We had several teams place at state, and two of our teams are continuing on to World Finals to represent Illinois! Please help us get them there!
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Our final team is our Ready, Set, Balsa Build team! Talk about girl power... This team of engineers was made up fully of females! These 5 3rd - 5th grade young ladies had to build a structure using ⅛ x ⅛ balsa wood pieces. The structure had to weigh less than 15 grams, but our team's structure held over 300 pounds! to support over 300lbs of weight. These girls also had to work within a budget and a timeframe to present a skit showing off the power of their tiny tower and discussing precision. Will this team's work hold up to the weight of World Finals? They'll need lots of support!
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The second Germantown Hills Middle School OOTM team is our Odd-A-Bot team. This team of 7 4th and 5th graders had to write a skit about a family bringing home a robot. Not too difficult, right? Well, the robot had to imitate 4 different human actions, and then it had to do those actions a second time in a way that added humor to the skit. And the robot had to be an actually functioning robot, not built from a kit, that functioned independently. The team wrote the skit, made all the props (including a sign that signaled the robot's humorous actions), made the scenery, added some special elements (top secret!) for additional flair, AND built a functioning robot! All within their budget of only $145! The judges at state were impressed by their performance... Will it turn the right gears for the judges at World Finals? We need your help to find out!
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Thanks to all of you who are helping us work towards our goal! We thought we would give you a little more insight into the teams and their problems, starting with Team #1, our Catch Me If You Can team!

This team, made of 7 3rd through 5th graders, had to figure out a way to build a 4 story structure and have three different vehicles exit and take different routes to end up all in the same place. The vehicles had to be self-propelled. The team had to write a skit about an evil villain and a group of do-gooders that met up to outwit the villain. The skit had to include a close-up inside one of the vehicles. The team had to put together their own soundtrack to the skit. The kids had to figure out how to do all of this and more within their time limit and within their budget. Our Germantown Hills Middle School Team 1 was successful and saved the day, taking first place at the state finals... Can they be the heroes at World Finals as well?
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$3,070 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 18 months
Created March 14, 2017
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Ruth Inman
16 months ago

A large step is reached by a lot of baby steps... you can DO THIS!!!

Morris Family
17 months ago

Great Job Kids! Best of Luck.

Kelly Watkins
17 months ago

Way to go!

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